Chaminade University has a new director of Campus Ministry: Bro. Allen Pacquing, S.M. The Kalihi native and Saint Louis School graduate succeeded Danny O’Regan, who held the position since 2012.
Prior to his current role, Bro. Allen served as Chaminade’s Minister of Liturgy and Worship and coordinated the Tutoring Center at the Office of Retention, Advising and Career Preparation.
“I’m honored and excited to lead Campus Ministry,” said Bro. Allen, who took his vows as a Marianist in 2015. “College provides a wonderful opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Accordingly, our team offers support and guidance to students of all faiths and traditions.”
Bro. Allen previously served as a liturgical ministry assistant at St. Mary’s University (Chaminade’s sister campus in San Antonio, Texas) and as a pastoral associate at Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus in Honolulu. Also in Honolulu, he directed religious education at St. Anthony Church and School and taught religion at Damien Memorial School.
After earning a master’s degree in pastoral ministry at Santa Clara University, Bro. Allen completed additional graduate studies at Washington Theological Union. He also received a bachelor’s degree in justice administration from Hawaii Pacific University.
The mission of Campus Ministry is to intensify Chaminade’s Catholic and Marianist identity throughout the campus community. Activities include religious retreats, liturgies and opportunities for community service.